The Flite Test Beginner Series is brought to you by Horizon Hobby.
Episode 5: Flying your Plane
Now that you've had time to practice launching and landing your plane, it's time to take what you've learned and start flying your plane
- Practice turning left and right
- Practice flying towards and away from yourself
- Don't fly too far away
- Don't hold the stick in one position for too long
Check your stall speed
Check your oscillating stall and practice getting out
Practice gliding your plane - (so you know how it feels without the throttle)
Challenge yourself by flying squares, figure 8, etc.
Limitations and Technical Issues
Stay within range of your transmitter
Be careful of high-G maneuvers
Listen for weird sounds (broken prop, fluttering servo, etc.) land right away
As soon as your plane has decreased power land
If your plane goes down, look for distinguishing landmarks before looking away.
Flying Your Plane